Jones measure placing habitual offenders behind bars passes House

Jones measure placing habitual offenders behind bars passes House 

LANSING— Legislation that would place habitual offenders of serious crimes behind bars for a minimum of 25 years was approved by the Michigan House of Representatives on Wednesday, said sponsor Sen. Rick Jones. 

Senate Bill 1109 would strengthen Michigan’s habitual offender laws by requiring  a sentence of at least 25 years imprisonment if the offender had been convicted of three or more felonies and subsequently convicted of a serious crime such as attempted murder, assault with the intent to commit murder, criminal sexual conduct, carjacking or kidnapping.

“During Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, the attorney general cited multiple horrific crimes that were committed by individuals who had as many as nine felonies on their record,” said Jones, R-Grand Ledge. “My legislation would have kept these criminals off the streets.” 

“This will only send a small number of people to prison–those who have been given chance after chance and have committed felonies time after time. This measure will make sure that repeat offenders are kept behind bars where they belong.

“I would like to thank Attorney General Bill Schuette for bringing this problem to my attention and for all of his hard work in helping to pass SB 1109.”

Editor’s note: For a full list of what is considered a serious crime, please click here.

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Sen. Jones to speak at opening ceremonies of local athletic club

 

Sen. Jones to speak at opening ceremonies of local athletic club

LANSING— State Sen. Rick Jones will address the Lansing Curling Club at its opening ceremony on Monday, Sep. 10th 8:30 pm.

The Lansing Curling Club was first established in the 1960’s and meetings were held in Demonstration Hall on the campus of Michigan State University.  The group is now located at the Summit Sports and Ice Complex (9410 Davis Highway Dimondale, MI 48821) and offers membership, leagues, and learn to curl sessions.

According to the club website, the Lansing Curling Club is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of curling in a safe, friendly and affordable environment, while fostering curling’s long-standing traditions: sportsmanship, teamwork, integrity and social activity. The group is committed to providing these opportunities for residents of the Greater Lansing community through the local, regional, and international promotion of the sport.

“Jordyn Wieber, our DeWitt Olympian, trained in Dimondale,” said Jones R-Grand Ledge. “Maybe one day the Lansing Curling Club with produce another Olympian from right here in Windsor Township.”
For further information on the Lansing Curling Club,visit http://www.lansingcurls.org/index.htm

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